Friday, February 15, 2013

Ritual Piercing at Paniaddi Temple (Noracholai, Kalpitiya)

Body Piercing Ritual called Kavadi (or Kaavadi) at a Hindu Kovil (I think Kali Amman) at Paniaddi near Noracholai (Kalpitiya Road)I was fascinated and amazed at the ecstasy and joy clearly visible in the devotee. (The property for this Kovil was donated by a long time friend's father, a Sinhalese Methodist who owned the ancestral coconut property Dostorawatte)

See wiki on Body Piercing for Background Info
Couple of Links to other Body Piercing Rituals
Thailands Vegetarian Festival
Thaipusam in Singapore
Passing Thought:
I read somewhere "You'll find more shockingly pierced people at any random heavy metal concert"
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